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Are There Home Remedies for a Yeast Infection Skin Rash?
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Most candidal infections can be treated at home with over-the-counter or prescription medication and can clear up within a week. If some other disease has weakened a person's immune system, the person should consult a doctor about new symptoms before attempting self-treatment because of the risk of infection.
When using a nonprescription vaginal medicine for a vaginal yeast infection, follow the directions on the package insert. In addition, symptoms and signs may also be eased with some home remedies.
Other home remedies touted to treat yeast infection include apple cider vinegar, which may have some antifungal activity against Candida albicans. A 2011 study in the Thi-Qar Medical Journal compared apple cider vinegar to fluconazole, an antifungal medication, and suggested that apple cider vinegar may be used for antifungal treatments.
Tea tree oil is also a natural disinfectant that may be applied topically to treat skin yeast infections. In some cases, tea tree oil is used to soak a tampon, which is then inserted vaginally to treat a vaginal yeast infection. Use caution with this method as anything inserted into the vagina can cause irritation. Consult your doctor before using any home natural remedy, as they may have unwanted side effects, allergic reactions, or interactions with medications you use.
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Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC) refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by recurrent or persistent superficial infections of the skin, mucous membranes, and nails with Candida organisms, usually Candida albicans.